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Mixed-technology system-level simulation
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Paper Abstract

We employ Modified Nodal Matrix representation, piecewise linear modeling of non-linear devices, and piecewise characterization of signals to accomplish the simulation of mixed technology system. Piecewise simulation modeling for both optoelectronic and mechanical devices is used to decrease the computational task and allow for a trade-off between accuracy and speed. The extraction from device level simulation of circuit models, which characterize high level effects in optoelectronic or mechanical devices, allows for the inclusion of these effects into traditional circuit representations for the device. This technique improves the overall simulation accuracy without compromising the efficiency of the simulator. The additional advantage of using the same technique to characterize electrical and mechanical models allows us to easily merge both technologies in complex devices that interact in mixed domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4019, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, (10 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382291
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Peter Levitan, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Jose A. Martinez, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Timothy P. Kurzweg, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Philippe J. Marchand, Optical Micro Machines (United States)
Donald M. Chiarulli, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4019:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS
Bernard Courtois; Selden B. Crary; Kaigham J. Gabriel; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus; Andrew A. O. Tay, Editor(s)

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